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their relieved fans. >> how does sunny and 75 sound? that's what we can expect today. there is a threat of showers in the first alert seven day forecast. we'll get you details on that. it's 4:30. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. it's columbus day. >> and monday, the beginning of -- getting back in. >> we had an awesome weekend. bill henley is here to tell us. >> it was warm in the 70s yesterday. that's where we'll be again today. this morning we've got a cool start, 40s and 50s, 49 in wilmington. it's 49 in trenton, cooler spots, wrightstown and pottstown. 40s for millville and atlantic city. cool in the 40s but we'll see a warm-up during the day with another day filled with bright sunshine. a clear view from center city. 51 degrees at 6:00, 9:00 we'll be right in the middle 50s with a hint of a breeze out of the southwest, 2 miles an hour and
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that wind will stay light at noon time. we'll be close to 70 degrees and climbing at that hour. go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in 10 minutes. jessica boyington is watching your first alert traffic. >> we're on the roosevelt boulevard to stafrmt we're having no problems right around 17th street. our camera is stationed now. northbound or southbound we have no delays or problems as of yet. as we check the schuylkill expressway, you can see all lanes green, 13 minutes headed east, 11 minutes westbound, we've average speeds 61 miles per hour so people are definitely moving from the vine street expressway to the blue route no problem. mass transit no delays yet. when i come back we'll have more drive times. chris. >> on the subject of travel, if you are flying southwest or someone you know is, be sure to pack patience. >> because catching a southwest airlines flight might take a
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while. they are having computer problems slowing down the check-in process including flights in and out of philadelphia. here is dan. >> reporter: it's a nightmare for the airlines and passengers. >> this is poor customer service, poor information. >> lots of people, lots of luggage, nobody knows where they are going or what they are doing. >> trouble began sunday morning. the airline described the problem as technical issues. won't say what caused the problem or when it will be resolved. the problem affected the carrier's website, mobile app, phone centers and airport check-in systems. southwest has been forced to check in some manually. that has caused long lines. some lines stretch for miles. >> the lines from where you have to start to where we are now it hasn't even finished, it's possibly about three miles. >> the airline has been forced to delay hundreds of flights. in los angeles, one traveler doesn't expect to catch a flight
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home soon. >> we missed our flight and there's no way to rebook the flight at this time. >> the airline says its airport workers are helping customers with travel plans. at l.a.x. >> really a surprise. >> for most travelers there is little to do except wait, be patient. and make the best of it. ♪ >> it's 4:33. the race for mayor of philadelphia the candidates will debate tonight for a second time. democrat kenny and republican bailey will discuss the issues on whyy. the general election is november 3. >> a retired firefighter in burlington county died after a bizarre accident yesterday. his lawn mower exploded in flames. the fire company hung up black bunting in memory of roger lippen colorado crews responded to his home yesterday. the chief tells us the mower
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suddenly caught fire. he said that fire is stilling investigated. they don't know what caused it. both members of the fire company i should rather say that members of the fire company and neighbors told us that lippincott will be dearly missed. >> the archdiocese is closing a bucks county church. it will shut its doors next month. officials announced yesterday citing high maintenance and repair costs of more than $1 million. the church merged with st. francisca breeny last year and served as the site since then. >> 4:34. cue the dramatic music. a game they had to have the eagles won with plenty to spare. the eagles and saints both needed this one. the birds broke it open in the third quarter scoring twice in 13 seconds. fletcher cox stripped drew brees there, recovered the fumble, cox had three sacks for the day.
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sam bradford right after that fumble finds brent celek wide open in the corner for the touchdown. the eagles dominated in the second half and beat new orleans, 39-17. >> this is a big test for us, saints had a good defense. it felt good to get run game going. >> for the most part i thought offensive line played extremely well. jordan and sam. i think we got to continue to grow from this. >> murray's best game so far. the eagles piled up more than 500 total yards, something birds fans had been waiting for. >> is this the turn around? >> definitely. great comeback. keep it rolling. keep it flowing. fly eagles fly! >> doesn't take much, does it to get us back in the driver's seat. the eagles are now a game back of the division leading new york giants who won last night against the 49ers. what do you know, guess who comes to town next? the g-men coming in for monday
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night game at the link. we'll have complete coverage, nbc 10 is your official television station for the philadelphia eagles. >> we're all back on the bandwagon. >> revive hope. and there's this. the eagles use their green thumbs to plant and harvest crops later today part of a program that gives low income citizens access to healthy foods, and they will make salads and blent smoothies, along with growing the farm educates young adults about organic gardening. >> we have new information on the play that got chase utley suspended. the former philly is expected to miss the next two playoff games for the dodgers after his take-out slide broke the leg of the mets shortstop saturday night. here's another look that ended ruben tejada's season. sum say utley's move was legal, others say not so much. major league bablg suspended
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utley for the next two games starting tonight. it said disciplining utley was the proper move. the dodgers confirm that utley will appeal the suspension so he could be in uniform tonight when l.a. visits new york. the mets released a statement that read we support the decision by major league baseball to suspend chase utley for two games and feel this was the appropriate course of action with the decision behind us the team and our fans can now focus on playing winning baseball. the dodgers issued a statement of their own, we stand behind chase utley and his decision to appeal the suspension issued by major league baseball. the annual golf outing is scheduled for the plymouth country club in montgomery county. the phillies and their alumni join the former catcher to help raise funds for those suffering from brain cancer, tumors and injuries. the foundation says he is doing well and his continuing battle with brain cancer. >> today is columbus day which mean there is is no mail delivery and most federal offices and courts are closed along with some banks. yesterday the annual columbus
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day parade brought plenty of people out to celebrate in south philadelphia. how about that. actor singer and former teen idol frankie avalon was grand marshall. the 75-year-old joked that he is the same age as christopher columbus. it ended with a festival. >> gas prices are at the lowest in years. >> that sounds great if you are filling up the tank. but there is also a down side to this. just ahead we'll explain why lower prices at the pump could actually be costing you a social security benefit increase. >> it was supposed to be a dramatic tend to six old high rises until it wasn't. see the implosion that went off with a hitch. >> 53 degrees. we have clear skies and getting freerd another autumn beauty. there are some changes ahead. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast coming up.
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19 minutes before 5:00. it's clear and cool to start with. a little bit of a chill in the air. going to be turning cooler later in the week today. we're starting out at 48 degrees in northeast philadelphia. that's a little warmer than yesterday. up by 3 degrees at this time. 40s for new jersey, wrightstown, millville in the low to mid 40s now and montgomery county. glenside is 51. look at blue bell, 53 degrees. we've seen light fog in the blue bell area. collegeville could drop in the 30s, gilbertsville, upper providence close to the upper 30s at this time. we're watching for fog. light fog in blue bell. it's lancaster that is reporting dense fog this morning. it won't last long. our skies nice and clear from the pocono mountains through philadelphia and the jersey shore. it's going to be another day filled with bright sunshine which means another quick
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warm-up for us today back in the 70s this afternoon. that's a little warmer than normal for this time of year. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast, sunshine, camelback, bethlehem, all at 73 degrees later on. brilliant sunshine for new hope and morristown, 76 morristown. ventnor 73. a little warmer in symrna. you need the sunglasses in philadelphia, wilmington, berlin, all in the 70s today. seven-day forecast to show you how long this is going to last, when i'm back in 10 minutes. >> hopefully for days and days. we'll stand by for that. 4:42 now and time to check the roads before you head out. >> nbc 10's jessica boyington has that. >> we are watching on going construction on 95. right now our cameras over cottman avenue. we have a drive time with no problems yet. 13 minutes right in here to the vine street expressway. watch for shoulder restriction, all lanes open and traffic
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moving by, you can see that with the drive times and speeds average speeds 63 miles per hour there. but we are losing out the right-hand shoulder for that work so watch out for that if you're heading by. and if you're on 202, smooth sailing so far. you can see everything is green, 12 minutes at the most northbound from 30 to the schuylkill expressway. but we have construction there, 202 southbound between route 100 and 322 and 202 northbound between route 30 and 401. so watch out for lane restrictions there. we have ongoing construction on the roosevelt boulevard. i'll tell you where when i come back. chris. >> you probably heard the expression looks aren't everything, well, that's true. >> not just for people. tons of fruits and vegetables get tossed because of how they look. now they are turned into something delicious. >> next, gone in seconds. or at least that was the plan. we'll explain why this multi-building demolition didn't change the skyline.
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this story is developing. five coalition members dead after a military helicopter crashed at the nato base in kabul, afghanistan. five others were injured in the crash. we're told that it happened yesterday. british authorities say two of the victims belong to the royal air force. afghan security says the helicopter appeared to hit an observes balloon as it was trying to land. >> now to decision 2016. we're just a day away from the first democratic presidential debate. >> we're waiting to see if vice president joe biden will join that race. nbc's national correspondent tracie potts reports from washington. >> reporter: joe biden with family this weekend still pondering whether to hit the campaign trail. >> he is a decent guy, it's a difficult decision. he will make that for himself. >> even if he announces hours before tomorrow's debate the rules would allow him to participate. he supports the transpacific trade partner shxt martin o'malley joined bernie sanders and hillary clinton opposing it.
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>> we need to stop stumbling backwards into these bad trade deals that offshore american jobs and american profits. >> the other political question this morning, who is replacing john boehner as house speaker? republicans even those who want the job themselves are urging budget chair paul ryan to run. >> i think he would be a wonderful speaker. >> we need a toughness that we don't have. >> i don't think it's personalities, who is going to go to the conference and say i'm willing to fight for our beliefs. >> the job coming up with a budget and beating another debt limit deadline. >> we always get up to the deadline. now it's do or die and you are forced to do it. and that's a stupid way to run the government. >> no word at this point that ryan's interested in the job, despite intense pressure to get things back on track here. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. president obama says hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server was a mistake but did not endanger national
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security. the president told an interviewer that criticism of clinton has been hyped because of politics. clinton used the server to conduct government business when she was president obama's secretary of state. federal investigations into the e-mail issue continue. it's 4:48. the move to change the mississippi state flag is picking up steam. hundreds marched and rallied outside the state capitol yesterday. activists want the emblem removed from the flag. supporters were there to counter what they call negative attacks. march organize ers want to chan the sense of shame it could portray. >> it's not about letting go of your history. it's having a flag and all feel proud of and not feel any sense of shame. >> the organizers want a similar outcome to that in south carolina where lawmakers voted to remove the confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. >> the founder of burt's bees
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products could be facing a fight. she wants to donate tens of thousands of acres of woodland and millions for a park in northern maine. critics don't want the government intruding. supporters say a new park would bring hundreds of jobs to the area. >> look at this. more than a ton of unwanted fruits and vegetables turned into food for thousands of hungry people in greece. officials say most of that food would have been thrown out. yesterday's event raised awareness about wasting food. this is called feeding the 5,000. greek pensions have been cut as part of the austerity measures. free meals were welcome to some. >> food that is thrown away when there are so many that need it. especially this time when we have also the problems in athens. >> greece's debt crisis and the austerity imposed by lenders wiped out a quarter of greece's
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economy and caused many to fall into poverty. >> plans to destroy six apartments didn't go as controlled yesterday. >> no. >> all six buildings crumbled. but two buildings didn't fall all the way. since the demolition is not threat city housing association will have to complete the implosion at later date. >> 10 minutes before 5:00. cool start this morning, not as chilly as yesterday but a chill in the air with clear sky, 53 degrees in philadelphia you need your sunglasses again. the wind is very light. it should stay light during the day. we'll see a little bit of a southerly breeze which means a warm-up for us above normal. we'll be back in the 70s.
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a breeze in the pocono mountains at 8 miles an hour. a 3 mile wind at reading and 2 miles an hour barely moving in dover. the rest of the area is calm. you might see fog but you won't see activity here. the radar will be completely clear today. but that changes tomorrow. we're watching a fast-moving system that's in canada right now affecting portions of north dakota and minnesota. that will be arriving here tomorrow morning. first thing in the morning will be dry. the commute will likely be dry. we could see this line of fast-moving showers sweeping into philadelphia during the late morning hours. this is tomorrow at 10:00. some light rainfall will be moving through, could see a tenth to a quarter inch, the fast-moving showers pretty much done by afternoon. might see a few sprinkles north and west of 4:00. most of that activity later tomorrow morning. today, it's sunshine. bright sunshine like yesterday, nice and mild with a light southerly wind. we're in the low to mid 70s this
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afternoon. and it will be a mild one tomorrow. 75 after morning low of 56, the showers coming through in the late morning hours, behind the showers it turns cooler for wednesday and thursday. both up to 66. it's thursday will be chillier in the morning. 46 degrees to start with and we'll be in the 40s, again for friday and saturday morning and look at sunday. a chill in the air, to start with 37 degrees. 57 degrees sunday afternoon. >> if route 422 takes you to or from work you may want to pay attention. >> jessica boyington is watching it for you. >> i have all good news, though, about 422. heading out the door no problem, you have to get to the schuylkill expressway from 422 you can see no problems here. this is actually the eastbound side toward the schuylkill expressway where the taillights are. eight minutes from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. these are our cameras around trooper road. so we're doing well. northeast philadelphia, watch out on the boulevard, north and southbound to both directions, the inner drive is closed
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between rhawn street and woodward street. until at least 5:30 f. they pick up early i'll keep you updated on that. as for the rest of our philadelphia area, drive times no problem so far this morning on 95. the schuylkill and the blue route. when i come back we're going to go over construction projects. 40,000 gathered in center city philadelphia yesterday for the 25th annual out fest considered the largest coming out party in the nation. they celebrated the supreme court's historic ruling on same-sex marriages. but people there who we spoke with say there is still a lot of work to be done. >> incredible the progress that the lgbt community has made. i'm hoping truthfully that pennsylvania passes a nondiscrimination bill. >> for the first time ever a rainbow flag flying above city hall now bears the philadelphia seal. >> if you plan on flying today or if you are picking someone up at the airport listen to this.
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computer issues continue to hamper southwest airlines. hundreds of flights are delayed. next in a live report what you need to know before heading to the airport. also next, benefits increase denied. forget a cost of living increase if you're on social security. why feds say prices at the gas pump are to blame.
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>> tonight it will be the home opener for the flyers at the wells fargo center facing off against the florida panthers who beat them saturday night. the flyers held a players only meeting after the game. we'll see if that makes a difference when the puck drops. >> don't look for a cost of living increase if you're on social security. blame it on gas prices. this is the third time in 40 years no increase in benefits t annual cost of living adjustment is tied to inflation and inflation is so low this year that a benefit increase for next
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jeer not expected to happen. gas prices are used as an indicator of inflation for the government. and those gas prices remain low across the country and here in our area. drivers in every state are playing less than $3 a gallon for the the first time since 2009. in the philly area $2.32, delaware $2.21 and south jersey paying about $1.93. >> organ donors and patients took life saving steps at the philadelphia kidney walk. that's a hip-hopp artist performing yesterday. he has been committed to bringing awareness to kidney failure after he was diagnosed with kidney disease. the center raised money for the kidney foundation. more than 73 million american adults are at risk. another walk for a cause, this one at the philadelphia zoo.
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the annual make a wish fund-raiser brought out 1600 people. the event raises money and awareness for wake a wish's mission, fulfilling the dreams of children who spend countless hours getting medical treatment. it grant as wish in the country every 37 minutes. with the help of its more than 27,000 volunteers. >> a special homecoming for a south carolina high school student. >> that's a special homecoming. she was surprised by her dad, a u.s. army sergeant during her school's homecoming football game friday night. both were overcome with emotion. her dad returned from deployment in kuwait. you're watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00 a.m. starts right now.
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right now on nbc 10 today, travel trouble. southwest airlines dealing with a computer glitch impacting flyers across the nation. what the airline is telling customers to do. >> a fire department is mourning one of its own after a deadly accident involving a lawn mower. we'll tell you what police are saying about the bizarre incident. >> and another round of great weather coming in as we take a live look at boathouse row on the schuylkill rifrmt we could see an autumn chill for later in the week along with rain. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm chris cato. >> i'm tracy davidson. let's find out what's to come with meteorologist bill henley. >> that 53 is a little warmer than yesterday but still feel a chill in the air and 53, that's at philadelphia international. right now it dropped to 52 degrees. the humidity is up to 86%. and the wind is calm. here's what i'm talking about. most of the area in the 40s, pottstown, allentown at 42, millville and atlantic city, 43
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right now. so a chill to begin with, but like yesterday, a quick warm-up. sunny skies, we'll go from 51 at 6:00, to 60 degrees at 9:00 and then we're in the 70s. still climbing. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back. right now jessica boyington has first alert traffic. >> bill, we're on the wilson boulevard now so in camden, new jersey, on 676, where that meets approaching the ben franklin bridge, the ben franklin bridge the camera moved to the left a little bit so the ben franklin bridge is on this side. no problems. we'll do a check on the rest of the bridges, no problems heading into the ben franklin bridge in philadelphia, also in the delaware memorial bridge watch for construction there. between route 9 and new castle avenue and mid span of the bridge the left lane is closed heading into new jersey. and back to the rest of the area bridges, heading into philadelphia no problems on the walt, the betsy and tacony palmyra nice and clear and more updates on these and

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